delusory

adjective
de·lu·so·ry | \-sə-rē, -zə-\

Definition of delusory 

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of delusory in a Sentence

the delusory notion that wealth invariably brings happiness

First Known Use of delusory

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about delusory

Statistics for delusory

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for delusory

The first known use of delusory was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on delusory

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for delusory

Comments on delusory

What made you want to look up delusory? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

required by fashion, etiquette, or custom

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!